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Arts Education | Gallery Exhibits | Concerts | Featured Artists | Community Events | Public Art

HillsboroARTS Summer 2018

Creative Summertime Family Outings First Tuesday Art Walk Rood Bridge Park: an Unfolding Treasure Box Artist-in-Our-Community

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Weddings | Graduations | Anniversaries | Fundraisers | Luncheons “Our day was amazing and EVERYBODY loved the location. It’s so beautiful it really doesn’t need a lot of decorations. The staff was easy to work with—they were friendly, flexible, and followed through when they said they would do something. I would certainly recommend this venue for your special event.” - Sheila Adams

Let the timeless beauty of the Walters Cultural Arts Center infuse your special gathering with the spirit of creativity and culture. With its classic red-stone architecture, stained glass features, custom woodwork ceiling arches, concertquality sound system, and fine art gallery, the Walters is one of the west side’s most treasured sites for weddings, parties, fundraisers, luncheons and other special events. Located in the heart of Hillsboro’s historic downtown, this former church is a bustling nexus of cultural activity. Our facility is open Monday through Friday, with private rentals available on Saturday & Sunday. The Walters is centrally located with easy access to Portland, Washington County wine country, and the Oregon Coast. Our experienced and friendly staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you through our rental process. Whether you’re planning for your wedding day, preparing for an upcoming business luncheon, or hosting a nonprofit fundraiser…your cultural arts center is the perfect venue for your special event!

WALTERS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER

527 East Main Street | Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 503.615.3485 | Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersRentals Photo credit (top to bottom, clockwise): Stephanie Adams-Santos, Mitchelldyer Photography, Rick Paulson Photography, Walters staff and Jon Gottshall.


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Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Phone: 503-615-3497 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC Facebook: HillsboroArts Hillsboro Public Art Program Phone: 503-615-3489 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/PublicArt Address: 527 East Main Street Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 Cultural Arts is a division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation. Digital Version Find a digital version of this magazine at our website at: Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ CulturalArts

On the Cover Summertime 12 Creative Family Outings

Get out and explore Hillsboro’s summer events.

Tuesday Art Walk 3 First Downtown Hillsboro is bustling on First Tuesdays, with a full evening of gallery openings, music, art activities, and much more!

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Rood Bridge Park: An Unfolding Treasure Box

New public art and improved boat launch come to the park this summer!

2 Artist-in-Our-Community Hillsboro’s inaugural Artist-in-OurCommunity hopes to inspire and encourage residents’ personal creative expression and bring attention to the arts in less traditional settings

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Features 4 Walters Gallery Exhibits 6

Creative Connections

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Over $50,000 Funding Community-Based Art

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Instructor Spotlight: Meet Randi Hering-Soot

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Register for Summer Classes

Walters Arts Education

Walters Cultural Arts Center Phone: 503-615-3485 Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters Facebook: WCACHillsboro Twitter: WaltersCAC

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16 Youth Classes 21 Adult Classes

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Artist-in-Our-Community “McGinnis’ plan should reach into every corner of Hillsboro and give people who might feel that they don’t have the time or talent for art the opportunity to express themselves creatively.” – Melissa Moore, Community Arts Program Supervisor

Photos by Rick Paulson

Artist-in-Our-Community to Offer Opportunities for Creativity in Unexpected Locales With the goal of supporting art in Hillsboro, the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment committee has launched the Artistin-Our-Community Project. The project seeks to embed an artist in the city, where they will work to create an inclusive community-based project, activities, and events. Selected from a diverse pool of applicants, Dawning McGinnis, the inaugural Artist-in-Our-Community, hopes to inspire and encourage residents’ personal creative expression and bring attention to the arts in less traditional settings. The project will run July through September 2018, with a culminating event during Hillsboro Arts Month in October. McGinnis has family in Hillsboro and currently lives in Tualatin where she works as the resident artist at Arcane Cellars and teaches art classes, including classes pairing wine-tasting and painting for people who do not necessarily consider themselves artists. While serving as an Artist-in-OurCommunity, McGinnis plans to hold pop-up painting classes, during which she will interview participants about what Hillsboro means to them and guide them in creating a small painting based on their responses. According to McGinnis, she will ask participants “If you were going to send a friend a postcard of Hillsboro, what would it be?” At the end of the 2

project, she will use the individual paintings to create a large art installation, as well as a video of the process. McGinnis will take these pop-up events to at least 15 different venues throughout the City including laundromats, the Boys and Girls Club, Family Promise, and the Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets. She would like to identify additional host venues, as she hopes to host painting sessions in as many as three different locations each week, reaching a wide variety of people in Hillsboro.  If your organization or business would like to host a popup painting class, contact Melissa Moore, Community Arts Program Supervisor at Melissa.Moore@hillsboro-oregon.gov or 503-615-3497. According to Moore, “We are really excited to see the broad range of locations this project will visit. McGinnis’s plan should reach into every corner of Hillsboro and give people who might feel that they don’t have the time or talent for art the opportunity to express themselves creatively.” You can follow the artist, and find upcoming event locations, at Facebook.com/HillsboroArts or dawningsart.com/wp/artist-inour-community.


Hillsboro First Tuesday Art Walk What are you doing the first Tuesday of each month from 5-8 pm? In Downtown Hillsboro, people are bustling in and out of local restaurants, businesses, galleries, and theaters participating in Hillsboro’s monthly First Tuesday Art Walk. During First Tuesday Art Walk, you’ll get the chance to meet artists and see their art on display in galleries and restaurants, hear an acoustic set by a local musician, dance to a full band in a local business, see performers practice their craft on stage, leave with a one-of-a-kind handmade item by a local artisan, or make your own art project to take home. All of this is nestled between local restaurants, bars, retail shops, and businesses covering the twelve blocks between 1st and 5th Avenues, and Washington and Lincoln Streets with an easy walk from one place to another. Michele McCall-Wallace, Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts Manager, notes, “There is something for everyone and it is a great way to enjoy the arts, support our local businesses, and connect to the community…and it’s a free event too!”

Photo by Rick Paulson

“There is something for everyone and it is a great way to enjoy the arts, support our local businesses, and connect to the community…and it’s a free event too!” — Michele McCall-Wallace, Hillsboro’s Cultural Arts Manager Make the Walters Cultural Arts Center your first stop before you head Downtown. In May, the Walters expanded its hours and activities to feature arts and culture on all three floors during First Tuesday Art Walk. Now you’ll find art on display in both the upstairs and downstairs galleries, a family-friendly art activity in one of the classrooms, live music, and artists selling hand-made items such as jewelry, functional ceramics, and handmade cards in the lobby. Each month features an artist talk, demonstration, or a special presentation by a local arts and cultural organization to round out your experience. As you head down the street, keep your eyes open for sandwich board signs displaying the First Tuesday Art Walk logo inviting you to enter places hosting artists and musicians. Venues are growing and include: Perks of Art, McNally’s Taproom, Bag&Baggage at The Vault Theatre, Pizzario, Insomnia Coffee, The Collective Kitchen, Sequoia Gallery + Studios, Clarks Bistro, Influence Music Hall, Primrose & Tumbleweeds, Weichart Realtors, Artfull Garden & Company, ColoursArt, Catherine Bede Gallery, and more. For more details about First Tuesday Art Walk, visit HillsboroDowntown.com.

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Walters Gallery Exhibits Gallery exhibit hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm | Friday: 9 am – 5 pm

The Walters showcases a diverse selection of artwork by both established and emerging local artists year-round. Gallery receptions are held on the first Tuesday of each month, featuring light sweets by Decadent Creations, activities and live music by local musicians. First Tuesdays are FREE and open to the public; for more information about our other free events on Tuesdays, see page 6.

The Flora and Fauna of Jackson Bottom June 5 – July 27

Joanna Carrabbio – Common Buckeye with Chicory Flower

Nora Sherwood Northern Flicker Family

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve—a 635acre wetland along the Tualatin River—is a critical habitat for many species and an important migration stop for numerous types of birds. This exhibit presents the work of artists from the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. With the help and guidance of staff from Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, these artists have spent the past year illustrating the flora and fauna of Jackson Bottom in an effort to foster greater understanding and appreciation for this thriving natural resource.

Contemplative Landscapes

Evelyn Fritz, Victoria Shepard, Katherine McDowell, Peter Peterson August 7 – September 21 Discover unexpected perspectives and abstract vistas in the contemplative landscapes of this mixed-media group exhibit. From swirling trees and sandtextured surfaces to foggy encaustic vistas and the color fields of abstract lakes, these four fantastic artists show us the mood, imagination, and possibilities of the natural world rendered abstractly. Victoria Shepard

Evelyn Fritz

Special Thanks to Our First Tuesday Sponsor Decadent Creations

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Katherine McDowell


Featured Artists at the Hillsboro Civic Center

The following exhibits can be found on display inside the Shirley Huffman Auditorium as well as on the gallery wall just outside the auditorium, facing the front windows of the Civic Center. Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Eliat Avivi May – June

A colorful selection of acrylic paintings from Avivi’s Mosaic Series.

Zsuzsa Vamos July – August

These watercolor vignettes capture quiet moments of beauty, joy, and tranquility in everyday life.

Jeff Hall

September – October Unexpected textures, colors and lines give shape to the unique, mixed-media landscapes of this new collection.

First Tuesday Art Walk at the Walters 5 – 8 pm | Free and open to the public

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for a celebration of art and artists! Make the Walters your first stop for your evening Art Walk through downtown Hillsboro and enjoy artist talks and demos, hands-on art activities for all ages, live music, artisan pop-up shop, community connections to the arts, and more! Complimentary refreshments are provided, including light sweets from our sponsor, Decadent Creations. For more information, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ Walters.

Interested in Volunteering with Cultural Arts? There are many opportunities to volunteer with the Cultural Arts Division of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation, including:

2018-19 WALTERS CONCERT SEASON Announcement Coming this Summer...

For updated information & ticket sales, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/WaltersConcerts

• Volunteering for Walters Cultural Arts Center events and programs. • Helping the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council at special events such as Celebrate Hillsboro and the Latino Cultural Festival. • Volunteering with the Hillsboro Public Art Program at special events and outreach opportunities. Want to Volunteer? Visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/ParksVolunteer or contact Sarah Delepine, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 503-615-3479 or Sarah.Delepine@Hillsboro-Oregon.gov. 5


Creative Connections Don’t miss these free events at your local cultural arts center! First Tuesday Art Walk

First Tuesday of the month | 5 – 8 pm Guests are invited to explore all three floors of the Walters as we celebrate the arts in our community with gallery exhibits, food, live music, artist talks, artisan pop-up shops, special activities, and more!

Open Mic Poetry Night

Second Tuesday of the month | 7 – 8 pm Poets and lovers of poetry alike are welcomed to a casual evening of shared inspiration and poetic camaraderie. All are invited to sign up for the open mic, though participation is optional. Respectful listeners are equally welcome and appreciated.

Creative Connections Speaker Series Select dates (see below) | 7 – 8 pm

Spark your creativity and stir your curiosity with this series of talks and performances by speakers and artists from the creative community. Past events have included storytelling, artist talks, lectures, literary readings, engaging discussions and more. Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Stories and Dance from Afro-Brazilian/Cuban Sacred Traditions Tuesday, June 19 | 7 – 8 pm | Walters Theatre

For all ages—family friendly! Professional dancer and choreographer Jamie Minkus presents a program that explores the art of Afro-Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sacred traditions in an interactive evening of dance, stories, and gentle exploratory movement. These traditions are filled with stories and dances inspired by different deities (Orixas)/characters who embody various archetypes and natural elements. Take the opportunity to explore these characters in easy movement exercises that anybody can do—no experience necessary to participate!

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Outdoor Storytelling Picnic Tuesday, August 21 | 7 – 8 pm Walters Lawn & Terrace For all ages—Family friendly! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the whole family for a fun and lighthearted storytelling picnic on the lawn. Beverages and light snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your own picnic! In case of rain, we hold our picnic indoors in the Walters’ Theatre.


ArtFest on the Plaza

Photo by Rick Paulson

Popcorn, street magic, live performances, family activities, and demonstrations. Palomitas, magia callejera, actuaciones y espectáculos musicales, actividades para la familia y demostraciones de arte. In collaboration with the Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets En colaboración con el Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets

Saturday, September 22 9 am – 1:30 pm Free | Gratis A Hillsboro Arts Month kick off event Inauguramos el Mes del Arte de Hillsboro Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza 150 E Main Street, Hillsboro For more information, including a full schedule of arts month events, visit HillsboroArtsMonth.org.

Para obtener más información y una lista completa de las actividades del mes del arte, visite HillsboroArtsMonth.org.

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Over $50,000 Funding Community-Base Since 2008, the City of Hillsboro has supported community-based arts & cultural programs through the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council’s (HACC) grant program. HACC grants provide much needed funds for arts programs, capacity-building, and core operating support. According to Melissa Moore, the Community Arts Program Supervisor, “with these funds, groups pay local actors or musicians, buy costumes or instruments, and provide art education to youth in the community. These dollars make a difference.” This year the HACC awarded 17 grants totaling $50,450 to 15 different organizations. This year’s recipients include:

Project Grants: HART Theatre to support production-related expenses for The Lion King, Jr. in November 2018. Hillsboro Downtown Partnership to assist with the marketing of the Hillsboro Downtown as an Arts and Entertainment District. Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market to provide free live music on the Sandy Farmer Stage, which highlights local musical talent at the Tuesday Night Market. Minter Bridge Elementary PTA to fund a free after school theatre program in spring 2019. Miracle Theatre Group (Teatro Milagro) to support a 3-day bilingual artsintegrated residency for Brown Middle School in Fall 2018 that will include a Milagro original production. Oregon Children’s Theatre to support “Theatre for All” programming for underserved youth in Hillsboro schools. Sequoia Gallery + Studios for the expansion of their annual Plein Air community event leading up to October’s Hillsboro Arts Month. Tualatin Valley Creates to support their mission of increasing audience awareness of arts opportunities and experiences in Hillsboro and throughout the county. Washington County Arts Alliance to fund catalog printing for the 9th Annual Washington County Artists Open Studio Tour in October 2018. Participating artists open their studios to the public, meeting audiences and answering questions about their creative processes. Write Around Portland to hold two creative writing workshops, in partnership with social service agencies in Hillsboro. The workshops will culminate in the publication of participants’ writing in a professionally designed book and a community reading where participants will share their stories with audience members. Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington for artist residencies in Hillsboro’s McKinney Elementary School next year as a part of the artsintegrated literacy program.

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Photos top to bottom at left: Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra, Hillsboro Community Youth Choir, Sequoia Gallery (photo by Rick Paulson).


ed Art Core Support Grants: The following organizations received core operating support grants to further their organizational missions this year. Bag&Baggage Productions is the only theatre company in the Pacific Northwest with a focus on producing major adaptations of classic dramatic literature. They remove barriers that often prevent students from experiencing live theatre through their PASSPORT program, which offers free tickets to all high school students from the fourcounty region comprised of Washington, Tillamook, Yamhill, and Columbia Counties. HART Theatre is in the business of providing quality community theatre and entertainment to Hillsboro residents and the surrounding areas. HART is also dedicated to providing educational opportunities, chances for community involvement through volunteer activity, and support for cultural diversity. Hillsboro Community Youth Choir has enriched the lives of young people in a nurturing atmosphere by teaching the joys of singing. Several age- and ability-based choirs are available for all young people with a desire to sing, learn, and perform. Hillsboro Symphony Orchestra provides an affordable and familyfriendly cultural experience in Washington County with three concerts per year. Formed in 2001 by a group of fewer than 30 amateur musicians, the Orchestra has grown to include over 70 members from a wide range of musical backgrounds. An all-volunteer organization, HSO has developed a long-range strategic plan to maintain the existence of the Orchestra for many years to come. Oregon Chorale is an adult choir based in Hillsboro that promotes beautiful, provocative choral music at the highest level while keeping concerts affordable, accessible, and fun for its audiences. Founded in 1985, the chorale supports local youth through its Emerging Voices program, music scholarships, and collaboration with local youth choirs. Sequoia Gallery + Studios is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting fine art. They offer a variety of programs and events that teach and display art; provide an environment for interaction and creative ideas; and provide opportunities for artists’ exhibitions, outreach, and programs. For information on our grant program, please visit our website at Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HACC. To offer your own support of our vital arts community, attend a concert or theater production, visit a gallery for the First Tuesday Art Walk, or consider volunteering for an organization. There are many ways to make an impact on our community.

Photos top to bottom at right: Washington County Arts Alliance (photo by Rick Paulson), Young Audiences of Oregon, Oregon Chorale, and Write Around Portland.

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Rood Bridge Park: An Unfolding Treasure Box Rood Bridge Park is a jewel in Hillsboro’s park system. The City’s largest park, it offers a rich variety of experiences: expansive meadows, scenic woods along the Tualatin River, beautiful stone picnic shelters, a playground with accessible restroom, a Monet-worthy water lily pond, and the Lloyd Baron Rhododendron Garden. Families at play, cross country runners, nature lovers, birders, walkers, and boaters are all rewarded by what the park has to offer. This summer, the experience of Rood Bridge Park will become richer still, with an improved boat launch site and a new public artwork. Artist Dann Nardi will build Elemental Sequence on the gently rolling lawn across from the tennis courts. Taking inspiration from the landscape, Nardi is creating a monumental concrete sculpture with upright pillars to frame the everchanging clouds and sky, and low, curving seating areas that hug the ground, evoking the flow of water in the park’s creeks and river.

Artist Dann Nardi with his model of Elemental Sequence Photo by Rick Paulson

Celebrate Rood Bridge Park this Summer

Join us to celebrate the new park additions at the following upcoming events:

Meet the Artist, Dann Nardi Sunday, July 15 | 1 – 3 pm

Rood Bridge Park Celebration of Art and Nature Saturday, August 25 | 11 am – 3 pm

During the months of June and July, Nardi and his small construction team will be working on site at Rood Bridge Park, assembling forms and casting concrete. In a unique, labor intensive process, Nardi will mix and pour delicately tinted concrete in small batches. This lends the surfaces of the resulting sculptures the subtle tones of dappled light. Frequent visitors to the park will have the pleasure of witnessing Nardi’s forms slowly rise from the earth. Rood Bridge Park is significant for its natural features, with the park’s southern boundary marked by the meandering Tualatin River while also housing the river’s confluence with Rock Creek. Rood Bridge is the terminus of the Tualatin River Water Trail, a 40 mile boat way along the peaceful, slow-moving river, starting at Willamette Park in West Linn and traveling through the Tualatin Valley’s farmlands and natural spaces. Despite the prominence of these waterways, putting a boat into the river at Rood Bridge has been a challenge. To make this great resource more accessible, the steep shores of the launch site have been improved, and a newly completed seasonal floating dock will further ease entry to the river. To celebrate these additions to the park, the public is invited to meet the artist, Dann Nardi, on Sunday, July 15, from 1 pm to 3 pm. In addition to the opportunity to talk with Nardi and view the scale model of Elemental Sequence, visitors can see the work in progress and participate in a family friendly, hands-on sculpture activity. Later in the summer, join us at the Rood Bridge Park Celebration of Art and Nature on Saturday, August 25, from 11 am to 3 pm. Celebrate the dedication of Elemental Sequence, enjoy art and nature activities for all ages throughout the park, and enjoy a free canoe ride sponsored in partnership with Tualatin Riverkeepers. For more details, including a schedule of activities, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/CulturalArts.

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Who was the “Rood” in Rood Bridge Park?

Rood Bridge Nears Its 20th Anniversary

The rolling green hills of Rood Bridge Park sit on the grounds of a former sewage treatment plant and a longtime family home. This signature park is the result of many partners working together. In 1992, the City bought 35 acres from the Dreiling family, adding land from the adjacent decomissioned wastewater plant and funds from a Metro bond. The Rotary Club sponsored the construction of River House for meetings and events, while the Hillsboro Community Foundation raised funds for the beautiful stone picnic shelters, and the park was opened in 1999.

Oregon Pioneer Louis A. Rood emigrated from Norway at the age of 13. After a few years in Wisconsin, he went to work in the gold mines of California, then on to Oregon, where he used his savings to buy land in southeast Hillsboro in 1869. He was elected County Judge in 1898, and, “was a self-educated man, and was widely read, although his opportunities for school in his boyhood days were not of the best. He was a prominent pioneer, a man universally beloved…of sterling characteristics.” Summarized from his obituary in the Hillsboro Argus, November 3, 1910. With thanks to local historian Judy Goldmann.

Mary Ordal, retired Project Manager with the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department, recounts the varied elements that make the park unique. The Lloyd Baron Rhododendron Garden features over 176 varieties of rhododendrons, Hillsboro’s official city flower, as well as native spring flowers and Pacific Dogwood. Distinctive species were gathered from as far away as the Canadian border to create this woodland display garden in 2001. In 2007, a graceful pavilion with waterfall was designed by Sadafumi Uchiyama, now Garden Curator at the Portland Japanese Garden. The many additions to the park over the years show us that as the park nears its 20th year, it continues to evolve and improve.

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Creative Summer Family Outings When the leaden skies of late winter and spring finally clear to reveal a sky so blue a new crayon should be named in its honor, and the sun warms the air enough to coax neighbors into long evening conversations, it’s time to get out and explore summer community events. Hillsboro offers a wide range of outdoor concerts, festivals, plays, and films, as well as great classes to learn a new skill. Make a date for your family or friends to meet at one of the following events!

Hillsboro Farmers’ Markets

One of the longest running farmers’ markets in the Northwest, the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market was established in 1981 and has become a traditional community gathering place as well as a favorite venue for obtaining fresh, local products, culinary arts and crafts, live music, and educational information. The Market hosts over 100 vendors and 11,000 shoppers weekly. April 28 - October 28 Saturdays, Downtown Hillsboro 8 am to 1:30 pm Sundays, Orenco Station, 10 am to 2 pm Free

Tuesday Night Market

Join the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market for their 20th season featuring the best local bands and musical entertainment; family activities; fresh locally grown produce, flowers, and plants; art and crafts from local artists and artisans; dining options from foods carts and local restauranteurs; and a classic car display. Tuesdays, June 12 - August 28 5 pm to 8:30 pm Downtown Hillsboro Free

Second Sundays

Chill to a different live music act each week at this monthly community gathering. Grab a bite and a drink at one of the featured food trucks, partake in a quick art activity with friends, or head over to the youth craft area with your little ones. Mark your calendar and attend one or all of these relaxing Second Sundays. Sundays, June 10, July 8, August 12 3 pm to 7 pm Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station Free 12

Showtime at Shute

Showtime at Shute is an outdoor summer concert series that has provided the Hillsboro community free, familyfriendly entertainment for more than 30 years. A culturally diverse event, Showtime at Shute brings neighbors together and contributes to the quality of life and pride in Hillsboro. Thursdays, July 12 - August 23 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Shute Park Free

Hillsboro Arts Summer Camp Showcase

Hillsboro Arts Summer Camp gives kids entering 6th grade through High School the chance to spend the summer developing their creative skills while studying with renowned musicians and arts educators. Join them for their final showcase featuring theater and music performances, viewing of short film productions, and an art exhibit. Thursday, July 19 7 pm Century High School Free

Camp Amp Showcase Performance

Camp Amp is a rock ‘n’ roll camp for kids entering 6th grade through High School, where students are empowered, given the freedom to be creative, develop skills and confidence, and can play as loud as they want! Get a taste for the rising talent in our community at their end of camp performance! Friday, July 20 7 pm Century High School Free


Celebrate Hillsboro Free Family Festival

The 14 annual Celebrate Hillsboro, presented by Tuality Healthcare, brings the City together on the streets of Downtown Hillsboro to honor and celebrate our thriving community. Event village areas showcase a wide variety of interactive activities for the entire family. Be entertained with live music, arts and crafts, free health screenings, eco-friendly activities, and the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market. th

Saturday, July 21 9 am to 4 pm Downtown Hillsboro Free

Bag&Baggage’s As You Like It, or Love In A Forest

Adventure. Mistaken identity. Romance. Rivalry. Comedy. Love. Shakespeare’s classic comedy, As You Like It, receives the full Bag&Baggage treatment in a world premiere adaptation by Associate Artistic Director Cassie Greer and presented in a new summer location (outdoors in The Vault Courtyard and inside The Vault Theater). B&B is breaking barriers and digging deep into the literary history of the Bard’s brilliant romantic comedy by combining it with the almost completely unknown Restoration-era play Love In A Forest by Charles Johnson. Shakespeare’s play has been “tidied up” and romantic entanglements made more entangled, resulting in a thrilling new take on the Forest of Arden.   July 12 – 29 The Vault Theater $27+

ArtFest on the Plaza

Discover hidden treasures from Hillsboro’s art scene at the ArtFest on the Plaza, a Hillsboro Arts Month Kickoff event. Featuring free popcorn, street magic, live performances, family activities, and demonstrations, ArtFest takes place alongside the Hillsboro Farmers’ Market. Saturday, September 22 9 am to 1:30 pm Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza Free

Plein Air at Washington County

Sequoia Gallery + Studios invites you to watch as artists capture moments in time, from farm to forest to downtown, at various outdoor venues. Reception, People’s Choice voting, and Award Celebration on September 29 at Sequoia Gallery + Studios. Artists register in advance. September 26 – 29 Wednesday – Saturday, various locations Free

Pix in the Park

Catch a free family movie at a different park each week from August 3 - 23. Movie begins at dusk; arrive at 7 pm for pre-show live music and light concessions. Bring a blanket and stretch out in front of the big screen! Aug 3, Magnolia Park, Song of the Sea; Aug 10, Shute Park, Coco (en español with English subtitles); Aug 17, Ron Tonkin Field, ParaNorman (6-Year Anniversary Screening and Q & A w/ Special Guests from Laika); Aug 24, Orenco Woods Nature Park, Teen Night! A Wrinkle in Time (recommended for kids 12 and up). Free

Photos top to bottom at left: The crowd listening to a band at Showtime at Shute, Arts & Crafts at Celebrate Hillsboro, Dancer performs at ArtFest (photo by Rick Paulson), and a Plein Air at Washington County artist paints at Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve. Photos top to bottom at right: Bag&Baggage’s play As You Like It or Love in a Forest, Poster for Laika’s ParaNorman, which will be shown at Pix in the Park, a showcase performance at the 2017 Camp Amp, and Dancers at Hillsboro Farmers’ Market at Orenco Station 13


Teen night!*

Live pre-show music Concessions available Movie begins at dusk

FAMILY ART NIGHT

Free Movies, Music & Activities Fridays in August 7 pm Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/SummerFun Song of the Sea

8/3 Magnolia Park Coco (en Español) 8/10 Shute Park

Bring your family and create something truly special—individually or team up as a family— with clay, paint, collage & more! Fun for all ages, everybody is welcome!

Walters Cultural Art Center

Every Thursday | 6:30 - 8:30 pm $5.00 each person | Children under 3 - Free

For complete information, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Walters

ParaNorman

8/17 Ron Tonkin Field

A Wrinkle in Time

8/24 Orenco Woods

Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/Celebrate

JULY 21 • 9 AM – 4 PM DOWNTOWN HILLSBORO LIVE MUSIC ARTS & CRAFTS LOCAL FOOD AND DRINKS FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS FARMERS’ MARKET

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Instructor Spotlight:

Meet Randi Hering-Soot “Thankfully, I had teachers who supported my interests and encouraged me. I will forever be indebted. — Randi Herring-Soot That simple act of affirmation set me on a path to explore the world artistically and to impact others in the same way. I truly feel that the encouragement I received in my youth set me free to think of myself in a positive and creative way.”

Beyond her training at PCC, Randi went on to take numerous workshops with noted ceramic artists, as well as workshops in glass fusing, lampworking, fiber arts, and other arts classes through the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Bullseye Glass, Mount Hood Community College, and Portland Art Museum, and she is currently pursuing a fine arts degree. “I have considered myself an artist since I was very young,” says Randi. “Thankfully, I had teachers who supported my interests and encouraged me. I will forever be indebted.

Randi’s family recently moved to a beautiful small acreage in Hillsboro. They had been searching for a new home that would offer a quiet retreat surrounded by nature and animals. “I draw inspiration and energy from spending time outdoors,” says Randi. “Aside from exploring new arts and crafts, I love to hike, garden, kayak, swim, fish, and cook.”

Check Out These Summer Mini-Camps and Classes with Randi

Walters Arts Education

Randi Hering-Soot’s first career was saving lives. She spent twenty five years serving as a paramedic before eventually retiring in order to devote herself to the care of her two young children and to her own self-care as an artist. “I had taken a beginning wheel throwing class at the Walters Cultural Arts Center from Jen Champlin and was hooked,” she says. Her shift away from the medical field allowed her to delve into this new passion; she spent two years in the ceramics program at Rock Creek PCC before acquiring a wheel and kiln of her own so that she could fully commit to her craft.

Though no longer a paramedic, Randi’s impact as a caregiver continues through her work as a volunteer and teaching artist. “Although I believe we are all born with artistic ability,” she says, “I meet people every day who are sure they are not artistic. People who don’t ‘get’ art. People who didn’t get the encouragement I received. I hope to change some minds and open those doors for as many people as I can.” Aside from teaching at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, she volunteers as an art instructor for the Hillsboro School District’s Online Academy and offers art activities at summer camps on request. Her specialty is sourcing unique materials and developing unexpected projects to delight, inspire, and empower her students. Her approach is gentle and experimental, coaxing students away from fear and into new experiences of joyful creativity. “It’s just art—” she jokes. “Nobody’s gonna die! (Honesty, I should know).”

Clay Camp Page 17

Intermediate Summer Wheel Page 17

Creative Clay: Sculpt and Draw Page 17

Beginning Sculpture: Creative Clay Page 17

Creative Wheel Dynamic Design Page 21

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Youth Mini-Camps – Clay Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to build on previously learned skills.

Clay Kids

Walters Arts Education

Dive into the wonders of all things clay! Engage your creativity with hands-on activities, including bowls, small sculptures and more. Create fun and memorable mini-masterpieces and have a blast discovering the basics of clay. Create and glaze several projects. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59035 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 59054 Mon – Thu 7/16 – 7/19 59055 Mon – Thu 7/30 – 8/2 Alice Hill 59056 Mon – Thu 6/18 – 6/21 59057 Mon – Thu 8/6 – 8/9 59058 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am 10 – 11:30 am 1– 2:30 pm 3 – 4:30 pm 3 – 4:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm

Clay Kids: Art and Food

Get ready to make delicious art this summer! Explore foundational ceramic skills while making fun and functional sculpture inspired by favorite foods—like cocoa cups and cupcake pots! Have a blast unleashing the creative connections between art and food in this exciting camp. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 59037 Mon – Thu 6/18 – 6/21 Shannon Johnson 59071 Mon – Thu 7/30 – 8/2 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

1– 2:30 pm 3 – 4:30 pm

All pieces from Walters Ceramics classes are fired and ready to pick up 2 weeks after class ends. Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. 16 16

Clay Kids: Amazing Animals

Do you love clay, animals, and hands-on creativity? Take your skills and imagination to wild new places. Using favorite animals as inspiration, explore color, texture, shape, and more. Have a blast and bring home multiple, small sculptures to treasure—just don’t feed the artwork! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59036 Mon – Thu 7/23 – 7/26 Alice Hill 59073 Mon – Thu 8/27 – 8/30 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm

New! Clay Kids: Bowls, Plates, & Mugs

Play, explore, and make art you can actually use every day! Discover the excitement of clay in this exciting new camp. Bring home ceramic creations to enjoy and share. A fantastic launching pad for young ceramic artists. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59043 Mon – Thu 7/23 – 7/26 Alice Hill 59072 Mon – Thu 8/6 – 8/9 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am 1 – 2:30 pm

Creative Kids

Why pick just one art form when you can explore drawing, painting, and sculpture all in one camp? Dive into art in all its colorful forms and discover what inspires you. There are absolutely no limits to where your creativity, curiosity and artistic imagination can take you! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 59040 Mon – Thu 7/23 – 7/26 Alice Hill 59074 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident

9:15 – 10:45 am 3 – 4:30 pm

All materials are provided for all Walters Cultural Arts Center youth classes unless otherwise noted.

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Youth Mini-Camps – Clay Young Sculptors: Clay Creations

Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of sculpture! In this dynamic, hands-on camp, express yourself while having a blast experimenting with shape, color, texture and more. Create and glaze multiple small-scale sculptures and usable art to take home and treasure. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59047 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 59079 Mon – Thu 7/16 – 7/19 $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm

Beginning Sculpture: Creative Clay

Play, create, experiment, and follow your clay-tivity! Have a blast expressing yourself through the power of sculpture. Experiment with form, texture, color and imaginative effects, and more. A freeing and empowering introduction to ceramics for beginners and all experience levels.

Shannon Johnson 59080 Mon – Thu 8/13 – 8/16 $72 Resident, $84 Non-Resident

2 – 4:30 pm

New! Creative Clay: Sculpt and Draw

Do you love to doodle and create with clay? Explore the joy of drawing and ceramics in this exciting new camp combining the joy and inspiration of both art forms. Gain empowering new skills, discover how they work together in inspiring ways, and take your creativity to new heights! 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 59049 Mon – Thu 8/27 – 8/30 $72 Resident, $84 Non-Resident

9:30 am – 12 pm

In this popular, hands-on camp, kids enjoy the excitement of the potter’s wheel and explore hand-building techniques to make cups, plates, small sculptures, and other creative clay pieces. Create exciting objects to glaze, fire, and share. Great for hand-eye coordination, creativity, concentration – and fun! Note: Students encouraged to bring a water bottle each day to camp. 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 59041 Mon – Thu 6/18 – 6/21 59082 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 59083 Mon – Thu 7/16 – 7/19 59084 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 Jen Champlin 59085 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 59086 Mon – Thu 7/9 – 7/12 59087 Mon – Thu 7/16 – 7/19 59088 Mon – Thu 7/23 – 7/26 59089 Mon – Thu 7/30 – 8/2

1 – 4 pm 1:30 – 4:30 pm 1:30 – 4:30 pm 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 9:30 am – 12:30 pm 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Shannon Johnson 59091 Mon – Thu 8/13 – 8/16 9:30 am – 12:30 pm $94 Resident, $112 Non-Resident

New! Intermediate Summer Wheel

Do you love the wheel? If you’ve previously taken a wheel class and would like a new creative adventure, this is the camp for you. Play, create, experiment, and follow your clay-tivity! Take your skills to new heights and gain confidence in your ceramics skills in this empowering camp.

Walters Arts Education

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 59048 Mon – Thu 7/9 – 7/12 1:30 – 4 pm

Clay Camp

9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering-Soot 59039 Mon – Thu 7/30 – 8/2 1:30 – 4:30 pm 59092 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 1:30 – 4:30 pm $94 Resident, $112 Non-Resident Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Youth Mini-Camps – Painting All materials are provided for all Walters Cultural Arts Center youth classes unless otherwise noted.

Let’s Paint

Discover the fun and freedom of painting! Explore, imagine and create exciting results. Experiment with the power of color, line, shape, texture, brushwork, and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression. 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 59093 Mon – Thu 7/9 – 7/12 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am

Walters Arts Education

Discover the joy of painting through favorite stories! Using beloved picture books as inspiration, experiment with the power of color, line, shape, texture, brushwork, and more. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression.

10 – 11:30 am

Let’s Paint: Explore Color

Get ready for an explosion of color! Experiment, explore and create exciting results. Discover ways to make images come to life using the power of color. A joyful, empowering way for young artists to dive into painting and creative expression.

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 59101 Mon – Thu 8/13 – 8/16 1 – 2:30 pm $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident 18

Pack your imagination for an art-vacation! Explore different cultures this summer through exciting activities inspired by diverse artistic traditions. Using painting, collage, and more, travel around the world and express your unique creativity. Every day is a new adventure!

8 – 10 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 59107 Mon – Thu 8/6 – 8/9 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am

New! Painting Adventures: Modern Art

Let’s Paint: Art & Story

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 59100 Mon – Thu 7/16 – 7/19 $50 Resident, $63 Non-Resident

New! Art Around the World

Unleash your inner Warhol! Whether you love painting, or want to have a blast taking your imagination on new adventures, this camp is for you. Dive into the joy, color, and freedom of modern art. Experiment, play, and gain new skills to make your creativity pop this summer!

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59108 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm

New! Draw and Doodle

If you can doodle you can draw! Set your imagination free and discover ways to make drawing easy, exciting and joyful. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture and more. Take off on an empowering new creative adventure every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 59110 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

9:15 – 10:45 am

Beginners welcome in all youth classes at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Returning students are encouraged to build on previously-learned skills.

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Youth Mini-Camps – Drawing Art & Story: Summer Tales

Let’s Draw

Drawing, painting, storytelling and more come together in exciting ways. Let characters and worlds you love from books and legends ignite your imagination and take your creativity on colorful journeys. Each session is a fun, engaging adventure. There’s no limit to where your inspiration—and great stories—take you!

Let the freedom and joy of drawing bring out the best in your creativity. Have a blast exploring the elements of drawing that bring your imagination to life on the page. Experiment with line, shape, color, texture, and more—a new drawing adventure every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59111 Mon – Thu 7/30 – 8/2 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 59109 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

Beginning Drawing 10 am – 11:30 am

Let’s Draw: The Great Outdoors

Let the power and excitement of nature bring out the best in your creativity! Discover inspiration in the world around you: (wild) animals, beautiful trees, skies, and more! Experiment with line, shape, color, texture, and more—a new drawing adventure every day!

9:15 – 10:45 am

Let’s Draw: Amazing Animals

Take a walk on the wild side and have a blast expressing your creativity! Drawing animals is one of the best ways to explore key elements of drawing: line, texture, proportion, shading, and more. Just don’t feed the artwork!

10 – 11:30 am

Explore the joy of drawing! Express your creativity and have a blast while developing an eye for line, shape, color, texture, shading and more. Discover fun and easy techniques to bring fantastic images to life. An empowering, engaging introduction to drawing and creative expression. 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 59112 Mon – Thu 6/25 – 6/28 11:15 am – 12:45 pm Shannon Johnson 59117 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 3 – 4:30 pm $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

Drawing Adventures

Do you love to draw or doodle? Discover exciting approaches to drawing and take your creativity to new heights. Experiment with line, shape, and color to bring your imagination to life, ramp up your creativity, and build new skills. Find inspiration in nature, observation, and your own unique perspective. Take off on a new drawing adventure every day!

Walters Arts Education

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 59115 Tue 7/9 – 7/12 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Shannon Johnson 59116 Mon – Thu 8/20 – 8/23 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

3 – 4:30 pm

9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 59113 Mon – Thu 7/9 – 7/12 11:15 am – 12:45 pm $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Youth Mini-Camps – Fiber Art, Crafts, Guitar New! The Art of Science

Art, math and science come together in exciting ways! Explore the beauty of a cell or the tissue of a plant, discover how the eye perceives color, and so much more as you expand your creativity! Experiment, play, and see your world with new eyes—an exciting adventure every day! 9 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Sarah Dooley 59118 Mon – Thu 7/23 – 7/26 11:15 am – 12:45 pm $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

Fun with Fiber Art

Walters Arts Education

Grab your guitar for a musical adventure! Begin playing right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies, and more. Develop musical skills to take you far in a fun, supportive environment. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier).

Begin playing favorite songs right away as you explore the basics of guitar: rhythm, chords, melodies, and more! Experience the excitement of playing new songs you know and love. Gain new skills, grow your musical confidence and dive into creative expression. Students must bring their own guitar (acoustic or electric with amplifier).

2 – 4 pm

Crafty Creations

Crafting is both instantly gratifying and great for kids who enjoy a wide range of artistic pursuits. Discover how things are made and use your creativity to make them your own. Create fun and functional treasures to share with friends and family. An engaging new activity every day! 5 – 8 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 59124 Mon – Thu 8/13 – 8/16 $49 Resident, $62 Non-Resident

10 – 11:30 am 10 – 11:30 am

Beginning Guitar: Favorite Songs

3 – 4:30 pm

Translation Services Available! Telephone interpretation services are available to all! If you are interested in signing up for a class, buying tickets or just asking a question, call (503) 615-3485 and a staff member can connect you to a telephone interpreter. Our telephone interpreting service is available in up to 15 languages.

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Guitar Adventures

9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 59125 Mon – Fri 6/25 – 6/29 59128 Mon – Fri 8/20 – 8/24 $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

Do you love creativity and handson art? Discover the fun of working with fabric and fibers as you explore color and texture, and experiment with collage, weaving, stitching, felting, and more. A rewarding, tactile approach to art that’s great for motor skills and concentration— and instantly gratifying! 9 – 12 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Alice Hill 59119 Mon – Thu 7/30 – 8/2 $62 Resident, $75 Non-Resident

All materials are provided for all Walters Cultural Arts Center youth classes unless otherwise noted.

10 – 13 years Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 59131 Mon – Fri 6/25 – 6/29 59132 Mon – Fri 8/20 – 8/24 $54 Resident, $66 Non-Resident

1 – 2:30 pm 1 – 2:30 pm

¡Servicio de interpretación telefónica disponible a todos! Si tiene interés en registrarte para una clase, comprar boletos, hacer una pregunta o pedir más información sobre nuestros ofrecimientos, simplemente llame al (503) 615-3485 y nuestros personales pueden conectarte con un intérprete telefónica. Nuestro servicio de interpretación telefónica está disponible en 15 idiomas. Favor de esperar unos minutos mientras te conectamos con un intérprete.

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult Classes – Ceramics Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics

Discover hidden talents as you explore the rewards and possibilities of clay. Find your center as you explore foundational techniques on the wheel, and enjoy the freedom of hand-building. Grow your skills class by class as you create cups, plates, and bowls and personalize your creations using color and texture. Amaze yourself with how far you go in this inspiring, in-depth class. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Victoria Shaw 59133 Tue 6/26 – 8/14 6:30 – 8:30 pm $124 Resident, $144 Non-Resident $82 Senior Resident, $98 Senior Non-Resident

Wheel Throwing

14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 59134 Mon 6/11 – 7/16 6:30 – 8:30 pm $102 Resident, $120 Non-Resident $70 Senior Resident, $84 Senior Non-Resident

Summer Wheel

Dive into the wheel in this condensed class perfect for busy schedules. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced student wanting more time to work on projects, this class is for you. Set your creativity loose as you explore fundamental techniques and glaze objects both beautiful and functional. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 59136 Mon 7/30 – 8/27 6:30 – 8:30 pm No class on 8/13 $80 Resident, $95 Non-Resident $58 Senior Resident, $72 Senior Non-Resident

Do you love the wheel and new creative adventures? Discover the joy of ceramic design. Play, experiment and gain empowering, rewarding new skills. Express yourself and explore easy to use techniques to make your creations beautiful, dynamic and memorable! (For students who have previously taken a wheel class). 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Randi Hering– Soot 59139 Thu 6/21 – 8/2 6:30 – 8:30 pm $114 Resident, $132 Non-Resident $76 Senior Resident, $90 Senior Non-Resident

Summer Lights: Clay Luminaries

Create with clay and light as you make your own clay luminaries! Perfect for indoor or outdoor decorations, or to give as gifts. Explore foundational hand-building and glazing skills as you set your imagination free and sculpt with light. 14 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Theresa Arrison 59137 Tue 7/10 – 8/7 6:30 – 8:30 pm $68 Resident, $83 Non-Resident $44 Senior Resident, $57 Senior Non-Resident

Walters Arts Education

Ever been curious about trying the potter’s wheel? Roll up your sleeves, get “muddy,” and set your creativity loose in a fun, supportive class. Find your center at the wheel and explore fundamental, empowering ceramic techniques. Create and glaze cups, bowls, and other useful everyday objects—both beautiful and functional.

New! Creative Wheel: Dynamic Design

All pieces from Walters Ceramics classes are fired and ready to pick up 2 weeks after class ends. Clay pieces can be picked up at the Walters on Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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Adult Classes – Clay & Painting Beginning Watercolor

Open Studio

Flex your Claytivity with independent studio time!

Walters Arts Education

A time to work independently on personal projects in the clay studio and wheel room—with a plethora of tools and glazes at your disposal! Meet new people, explore new skills, and pursue your individual interests with this self-guided time in the studio. The Walters Cultural Arts Center provides this opportunity for current and previous students to allow them time, space, and resources to practice techniques, deepen their craft, and to encourage personal enrichment. Note: Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult at all times. Open Studio is open to students who have previously taken, or are currently enrolled in a Walters ceramics class, or who have received advance approval from an Open Studio Facilitator. Clay and Open Studio Guidelines brochure available at the Walters front desk. By signing up for Open Studio you are agreeing to the guidelines outlined in the brochure for studio use. Passes expire at the end of each term and are available for purchase at the Walters Cultural Arts Center. Wed 6/6 – 8/29 5:30 – 8:30 pm $10 One– time, drop in pass $36 Four Session Pass (only $9/session) $48 Six Session Pass (only $8/session) $56 Eight Session Pass (only $7/ session) With our flexible pass card, sessions do not need to be used concurrently. However, all passes expire at the end of each term: Summer Term: 8/29/18. Maximum of 15 people. Must use clay purchased from Walters Cultural Arts Center. Subject to cancellation.

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Explore the brilliance of the season and ignite your creativity! Gain confidence in your painting as you express your personal style in a supportive class environment. Experiment with different subjects and techniques to bring your inspiration to life. See website for full supply list.

15 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Bonnie Burbidge 59140 Wed 6/20 – 7/25 4 – 6 pm No class on 7/4 $69 Resident, $85 Non-Resident $45 Senior Resident, $58 Senior Non-Resident

Beginning Watercolor: Focus on Color

Dive into color this summer! Discover the joy, and unique creative rewards of watercolor! Gain confidence in your painting as you express your personal style in a supportive class environment. Perfect for students who have always wanted to grab a brush—or who would like fresh inspiration! See website for full supply list. Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Elizabeth Higgins 59143 Wed 8/1 – 8/22 6 – 8 pm $58 Resident, $72 Non-Resident $37 Senior Resident, $49 Senior Non-Resident

Register online anytime: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/WaltersClasses


Adult Classes – Painting, Drawing, Guitar New! Drawing Studio

Refresh your inspiration while enjoying the rewards of drawing alongside others in a supportive studio environment. Explore the opportunity to ask questions of an experienced artist and educator. Receive gentle guidance, creative comradery and new inspiration to take your art to the next level. Bring your own supplies and an independent project to work on.

Summer Watercolor

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 59146 Tue 7/17 – 8/21 7 – 8:30 pm $56 Resident, $70 Non-Resident $37 Senior Resident, $45 Senior Non-Resident

Create stunning colors as you capture summer’s sunlight, moods, patterns and more. Set your creativity free, gain new inspiration and skills, and fall in love with summer in the Northwest through the beauty of watercolor. Materials provided. Community Senior Center Park Room Bonnie Burbidge 59150 Thu 6/14 – 7/12 10 – 11:30 am $37 Senior Resident, $47 Senior Non-Resident $57 Adult Resident, $69 Adult Non-Resident

Beginning Guitar: Fundamentals

Grab your guitar and make some music! Begin playing right away—even if you’ve never played before—as you explore the foundations of guitar: rhythm, agility, chords, melody and more. Learn by doing as you play alongside others while developing your musical skills and confidence, and flexing your creativity. Students must bring their own guitar. 17 years – Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Joe Aloia 59147 Tue 6/26 – 7/31 6 – 7:15 pm No class 7/10 $46 Resident, $60 Non-Resident $28 Senior Resident, $39 Senior Non-Resident

Draw out your artist within! Bring images to life through this empowering, step-by-step approach to drawing. Discover how to break images down to their simplest parts as you explore composition, line, shading, and more. Surprise yourself with how far you go as you unleash your creativity and build new skills and drawing confidence. See website for full supply list.

Walters Arts Education

Beginning Drawing

Adult Walters Cultural Arts Center Rachel LaMarco 59144 Tue 7/17 – 8/21 5:30 – 6:30 pm $52 Resident, $65 Non-Resident $35 Senior Resident, $44 Senior Non-Resident Phone registration: 503-615-3485

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What Does Art Mean to Hillsboro? The City of Hillsboro has an active history of supporting the arts as a way to enhance livability. In fact, the City’s guiding document, the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan, calls for over a dozen initiatives in the cultural arts sector alone. Highest on that list are the creation of a cultural arts center, an arts council and a public art program. Within the pages of the HillsboroARTS Magazine, you will see the dreams of 2020 becoming reality through creative programs, events, classes, concerts, gallery exhibitions, community grants and public art works. Glenn & Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

The Walters opened on March 16, 2004. Located at the corner of SE 5th Avenue and Main Street, this site has a rich history of community involvement that began when the Trinity Lutheran Church started construction of the church building in 1947. The Walters is a ground-breaking facility that provides expanded opportunities for the entire Hillsboro community, including: youth and adult art education and training, increased access to local, regional and national artists and increased opportunity for individual artists to teach and demonstrate their craft. It is the first site constructed in Hillsboro with the intention of showcasing cultural events and providing community-centered arts education.

Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council

The HACC mission is to promote and support the growth of arts and culture as assets for a vital, prosperous and livable community. The Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council (HACC) first convened in the spring of 2007. This citizen advisory committee is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council. Under the general direction of the City Council, the HACC oversees policies and programs pertaining to arts and culture for the City. It is housed in the Parks and Recreation Department and is administered by the Cultural Arts Program Manager. In 2012, the HACC established the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment in partnership with the Hillsboro Community Foundation to create long-term stable funding for our creative community.

Hillsboro Public Art Program

Public art is a part of our mental map of Hillsboro, creating the memorable public places that strengthen our community. Art can attract us to downtown, enliven our neighborhoods, enhance our experiences in parks, remind us of our history, and celebrate our ethnic and cultural diversity. Public art can take many forms - landscape treatments, building facades, freestanding sculptures, murals, lighting and more. It can be permanent or temporary. Often, art is an unexpected discovery that lifts us out of the ordinary and brings a moment of intrigue and delight to our day.

HillsboroARTS MAGAZINE

HillsboroARTS Mission HillsboroARTS is produced three times a year to inform our patrons and complement the Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Activities Guide. This publication will help you plan your schedule with our activities, events, and classes in mind. Let Us Know What You Think We value your thoughts and input and are interested in hearing your comments about what you see here or ideas for future topics. With your help, we can deliver a publication that meets your needs and those of our community. Please email your ideas, recommendations and remarks to katrina.hill@hillsboro-oregon.gov. We look forward to hearing from you. Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Bryan Welsh, Chair Jean Lasswell, Vice Chair Ed Arrington Tara Burke Joan Callaway Ramon Cancel Tracy Francis Martin Conley BJ Jeddeloh Jeff Jurrens Tonya Macalino Alisa McDonald Gayle Nachtigal Dawn Sellers Ellie Villaraldo, YAC Representative Cultural Arts Program Staff Michele McCall-Wallace, Cultural Arts Manager Katrina Hill, Administrative Specialist Daniel Glendening, Facility Supervisor Walters Cultural Art Center Bridie Harrington, Program Supervisor Stephanie Adams-Santos, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Arts & Culture Council Melissa Moore, Program Supervisor LeAnn Alsop, Facility Supervisor Hillsboro Public Art Program Valerie Otani, Program Supervisor ON THE COVER: Camp Amp Battle of the Bands, Summer 2017. Photo by Frank Hunt. PHOTOS IN THIS ISSUE were taken by Cultural Arts staff unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.

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HillsboroArts Magazine Summer 2018  

The magazine by, for, and about the HIllsboro, Oregon arts community

HillsboroArts Magazine Summer 2018  

The magazine by, for, and about the HIllsboro, Oregon arts community